No studies have been done on Campral (acamprosate) and breastfeeding in humans, so it is not known if this medication passes through breast milk or if it would cause any harm to a nursing infant. Because everyone's situation is different, you should talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking Campral and breastfeeding or are planning on breastfeeding.
Campral and Breastfeeding: An Overview
At this time, it is unknown if Campral® (acamprosatecalcium) passes through breast milk. If you are breastfeeding or are thinking about breastfeeding, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Campral.
Campral and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
Although studies have shown that Campral passes through breast milk in rats, no studies have been done to see if the drug also passes through breast milk in women. Because Campral has not been adequately studied in any infants or children, it is not known if the drug could have any negative effects on an infant if it does pass through breast milk.
Campral and Breastfeeding: What to Discuss With Your Healthcare Provider
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Campral and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Campral and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Campral [package insert]. St. Louis, MO: Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;2005 August.
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